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Orange is the New Black, Saturday Night Live, Modern Family lead Emmy nominations in comedy

Orange is the New Black, Saturday Night Live, Modern Family lead Emmy nominations in comedy

By | July 10, 2014 at 2:39 pm | One comment

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black snagged 12 primetime Emmy comedy nominations this morning, beating out perennial Emmy favorites Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory in total nods. And yes, Orange is the New Black is a comedy— this year, anyway. Last year, Netflix...

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Bill Burr’s anti EDM rant becomes next EDM hit, probably. Listen to the song now!

Bill Burr’s anti EDM rant becomes next EDM hit, probably. Listen to the song now!

By | July 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm | 6 comments

Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast is a weekly listening ritual for tens of thousands of comedy nerds all over the world. We tune in to hear Burr, one of the finest comedians of our day, rant and rave about basically anything—big or small. Well one of Burr’s recent rants...

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Malcolm Gladwell, Dick Cavett, Dave Hill address Amazon, Hachette retail battle (Video)

Malcolm Gladwell, Dick Cavett, Dave Hill address Amazon, Hachette retail battle (Video)

By | July 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm | No comments

Have you heard about the war between online retail giant Amazon and publishing giant Hachette? You haven’t? Well, neither did I, because I don’t read books. Because books are for nerds, amiright? But now, because of this video from comedian, author, musician, snappy dresser...

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Dane Cook talks new comedy special Troublemaker, airing on Showtime this fall (Exclusive)

Dane Cook talks new comedy special Troublemaker, airing on Showtime this fall (Exclusive)

By | July 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm | No comments

It’s been four years since Dane Cook released the intimate Isolated Incident DVD, but it’s not like the veteran comedian has been lounging around. Last year, he set out on his successful Under Oath theater tour and starred as the lead voice in Disney’s Planes. Cook also...

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New George Carlin album in the works (Exclusive)

New George Carlin album in the works (Exclusive)

By | July 3, 2014 at 4:32 pm | No comments

On the heels of the New York City Council’s decision to rename a city street after the late, legendary George Carlin, Laughspin hears there may be a new George Carlin album released in the coming months—not to mention a totally revamped GeorgeCarlin.com. Details are sparse...

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Tim Heidecker, Jesse Alkire demand Bubba Gump Shrimp Co stop selling shellfish in light of Hobby Lobby controversy

Tim Heidecker, Jesse Alkire demand Bubba Gump Shrimp Co stop selling shellfish in light of Hobby Lobby controversy

By | July 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm | 19 comments

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court made a ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts retail chain, allowing the ultra-Christian company to refuse insurance coverage of birth control that is otherwise available under President Barack Obama’s...

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‘Community’ going to Yahoo Screen: Dan Harmon announces 13 episode sixth season will live online

‘Community’ going to Yahoo Screen: Dan Harmon announces 13 episode sixth season will live online

By | June 30, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 2 comments

Dan Harmon, the creator and executive producer of cult comedy Community, announced today that the quirky ensemble comedy, recently canceled by NBC, will have a sixth season on Yahoo! Screen, the online streaming service that has found huge success with original and acquired...

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Laughspin Podcast, episode 92: Gilbert Gottfried talks new podcast, Aflac, SNL, Shakespeare and more!

Laughspin Podcast, episode 92: Gilbert Gottfried talks new podcast, Aflac, SNL, Shakespeare and more!

By | June 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm | No comments

On this week’s episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with the legendary, iconic and often controversial Gilbert Gottfried. And here’s a little behind-the-scenes info on what went down that day I visited his New York apartment. Gottfried greets me at his door in a...

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Dave Hill as Stephen Colbert’s bandleader? Yes Please. Laughspin asks the facemelter about the grassroots movement to make it so

Dave Hill as Stephen Colbert’s bandleader? Yes Please. Laughspin asks the facemelter about the grassroots movement to make it so

By | June 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm | 4 comments

As David Letterman prepares to leave Late Show at the end of the year and Stephen Colbert prepares to take over Letterman’s seat at CBS, who is preparing to be Colbert’s bandleader? It's a fair question, you guys. It seems every late night host needs a band and a bandleader,...

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